It's a love story most people will find inspiring – Desmond and Leah Tutu pledged their affection and commitment to each other as if it was their first time on their 60th wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Mpho also presided over part of the ceremony.
The opening match of the Rugby World Cup, pitting hosts England against Fiji, will be refereed by
Jaco Peyper. On his team will be two other South Africans – Stuart Berry and Shaun Veldsman –
and Ireland's John Lacey. The Boks' first match is on 19 September against Japan.
Jacob Dlamini has won the prestigious Alan Paton Award for his book exploring collaboration and
betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggle. And Damon Galgut has won the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize
for his novel, Arctic Summer
, evocation of the life of EM Forster.
Vusimuzi Mbatha wanted to fly in a helicopter so badly, he built himself a craft out of scrap
metal and recycled material. His story impressed Bidvest Protea Coin to help make his dream a
reality. The company gave him a personalised flight uniform and took him for a flip.
Vusimuzi Mbatha saw a police helicopter during a strike on the platinum belt in North West. It
inspired him and he dreamt of flying his own aircraft one day. The dream was so strong, that he
built himself a helicopter out of spare parts and scrap metal.
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